Revology, an Orlando-based producer of traditional Mustangs, simply debuted its new replica 600 horsepower Shelby GT500 on the Specialty Gear Producers Affiliation in Las Vegas. And although the automobile is much from low cost, it takes beauty from the ’67 pony, and melds them with fashionable elements. And that’s simply cool.
I’m undecided what I take into consideration replicas. On one hand, there’s one thing sacred about an authentic automobile, however on the opposite, we are able to’t overlook that, in some ways, outdated vehicles sucked to drive. They have been inefficient, unsafe, gradual, they usually dealt with like rubbish.
So I assume I see the enchantment of Revology’s new $219,000 1967 Shelby GT500 replica. Not solely is the physique model new, however the suspension, engine, steering, and brakes have been introduced into the trendy period.
Tuned by Roush, the supercharged and intercooled 5.Zero-liter Coyote engine makes 600 horsepower and 475 lb-ft of torque, which will get despatched by both a T56 six-speed guide or a Ford 6R80 automated, after which into an Eaton restricted slip differential-equipped Ford nine-inch rear finish.
Constructed on Revology’s personal “M58 platform,” the suspension up entrance is a double-wishbone design, steering is a hydraulically-assisted rack and pinion setup, and brakes are discs in any respect 4 corners. Right here’s a have a look at the primary bits of ordinary content material, per Revology’s press launch:
Customary gear contains air-con, energy four-wheel disc brakes with 330mm slotted and ventilated rotors, six-piston calipers in entrance and four-piston within the rear, energy rack and pinion steering, energy home windows and door locks, distant keyless entry, distant trunk launch, intermittent wipers, tilt column, Bluetooth, leather-based seating, three-point seat belts, and a rolling code encrypted ignition system.
Licensed by each Ford and Shelby, Revology additionally builds a $190,000 1966 Shelby GT350 model, which makes 450 horsepower from its naturally aspirated Coyote V8. In comparison with that automobile, the brand new GT500 has a modified driveline, and modifications to the suspension, cooling system, electrical system, and even the physique (to deal with the additional grunt).
The vehicles include a “1-2-5″ warranty, which implies a one yr “bumper to bumper” guarantee, a two yr powertrain guarantee (which covers the engine, trans, and rear axle), and a 5 yr corrosion guarantee for the physique panels. In order that’s cool.
However is that this GT500 actually price that price ticket when you might most likely snag a modern Mustang with much more power and an original GT500 for much less? Who is aware of; that’s between you and your automobile god.